San Jose Gets Another Robot Butler, Japan Gets Robot Hotel
The Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley just announced they’re testing out robot butlers. Dash, the robot butler, will be handling room service, at least those items that can be carried in it is internal bucket. If this concept works, it might eventually get rolled out to other IHG properties.
A few weeks ago, a new robot hotel opened in Japan. At the Henn-na Hotel, robots handle check in, cleaning, room service and other hotel functions. The hotel is high tech in other areas. Based on the CNN article, there are no room keys, doors open using facial recognition software. There are no heat or a/c units. They use radiation panels to direct heat to or away from you.
But the most bizarre thing is check in.
Humanoid robots greet Japanese-speaking guests at reception, while English-speaking guests are met, for reasons that aren’t exactly clear, by a robotic dinosaur.
A scary one at that…
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